Women’s Featherweight+

Women’s Featherweight/Openweight (140 lbs and over) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1  
BR Cristiane Justino  (37) 26-2-0
137
Last Fight: 4/23/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 W145] Arlene Blencowe
 
2  
BR Larissa Pacheco  (28) 19-4-0
80
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#3 W145] Kayla Harrison
Next Fight: 4/07/2023 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#7 W145] Julia Budd
3  
US Kayla Harrison  (32) 15-1-0
64
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#2 W145] Larissa Pacheco
 
4  
AU Arlene Blencowe  (39) 15-9-0
53
Last Fight: 4/23/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#1 W145] Cristiane Justino
 
5  
US Cat Zingano  (40) 13-4-0
45
Last Fight: 6/24/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Pam Sorenson
Next Fight: 3/31/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [#13 W145] Leah McCourt
6  
US Aspen Ladd  (27) 10-3-0
44
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#7 W145] Julia Budd
 
7  
CA Julia Budd  (39) 16-5-0
40
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#6 W145] Aspen Ladd
Next Fight: 4/07/2023 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#2 W145] Larissa Pacheco
8  
IE Sinead Kavanagh  (36) 8-5-0
40
Last Fight: 2/25/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 W145] Leah McCourt
Next Fight: 2/25/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Janay Harding
9  
BR Norma Dumont  (32) 8-2-0
39
Last Fight: 9/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Danyelle Wolf
Next Fight: 4/22/2023 [UFC] vs [#10 W145] Karol Rosa
10  
BR Karol Rosa  (28) 16-4-0
37
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [UFC] vs  [#22 W135] Lina Lansberg
Next Fight: 4/22/2023 [UFC] vs [#9 W145] Norma Dumont
11  
BR Josiane Nunes  (29) 10-1-0
36
Last Fight: 1/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [NR] Zarah Fairn dos Santos
 
12  
NZ Genah Fabian  (33) 5-3-0
35
Last Fight: 7/01/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#2 W145] Larissa Pacheco
 
13  
UK Leah McCourt  (30) 7-2-0
34
Last Fight: 9/23/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 W145] Dayana Silva
Next Fight: 3/31/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 W145] Cat Zingano
14  
US Chelsea Chandler  (29) 5-1-0
34
Last Fight: 10/01/2022 [UFC] vs  [#26 W135] Julija Stoliarenko
Next Fight: 4/29/2023 [UFC] vs [NR] Danyelle Wolf
15  
CH Stephanie Egger  (34) 8-3-0
32
Last Fight: 9/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Ailin Perez
 
16  
RU Marina Mokhnatkina  (34) 8-3-0
29
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [Russian Cagefighting Championship] vs  [NR] Tatiane Porfirio Aguiar
 
17  
PL Karolina Sobek   4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 4/16/2022 [Ares Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mariza Loch
 
18  
BR Dayana Silva  (32) 10-8-0
25
Last Fight: 9/23/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 W145] Leah McCourt
 
19  
CZ Martina Jindrova  (32) 6-3-0
24
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#3 W145] Kayla Harrison
 
20  
US Kaitlin Young  (37) 12-13-1
24
Last Fight: 7/01/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#3 W145] Kayla Harrison
 

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: None

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

62 Comments

  1. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    The “real girl” you speak of is ranked at 135.

  2. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    Was actually considering reducing this to 10 fighters….

  3. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    Dalziel being rated last week was a bug. She started out as a ‘male’ by accident.

  4. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    Seems like this division loses a ranked fighter every week or two.

  5. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    This division is still in massive disarray and halfway just a feeder for Bantamweight… but good to see Invicta rehabbing it and keeping it a least slightly relevant. 145 is already a really low ceiling for women in a combat sport and 135 is crazy low, even if Ronda is (probably) the baddest woman on the planet.

    Should be interesting to see how things develop with all the talented prospects popping up lately.

  6. oleg August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    LOL

  7. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    I think she’s at #23… but there are fractional points separating all fighters from #6 on down… this division is so weak, I’m considering reducing it back to a Top 10.

  8. Aaron Jupp August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    This section is REALLY BADLY out if sync. Sorry guys /gals.

    You have no Dandois who is the no.1 ranked 155 pounder. For some reason she’s still in 135 division from 3 fights ago.

    Megan is above Reina even though untill this weekend Reina has never lost a fight?

    Germaine no.2 who isn’t at 145 she and Holly are 135ers. (Just because the UFC puts them in 1 match you move entire careers?)

    Pam is also a 135er who took 1 match at 145, so you shouldn’t remove her from her 135 standing??
    And no Gabi Garcia? Who is 4-0 who is not anything unbelievable but based on your OWN calculation explanations should land her in the top 10?

    Why are you not bothering to fix any of this? WMMARankings is accurate, sohaa Sherdog?

    Please fix for the fans. Thanks.

  9. mike r August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    A real girl beat that fake girl fallon fox and I don’t even see her name wtf????

  10. Richard Mann August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Gabi Garcia putting the “over” in 140 lbs and over

  11. Ro August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Do you plan on expanding the amount of women you have in the ranked list not only in the featherweights but across the women divisions?

  12. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Incredibly weak division… two good fighters and some scrubs.

  13. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    A Lightweight list would be even more scarce than this one… If it becomes more than a Super Heavyweight, but for women… I’d consider it.

  14. David Street August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    “Julia Budd Dominates Gabrielle Holloway At Bellator 133”. I thought I heard that Gabrielle kept losing so bad at Feather weight that she moved to XFC-i’s Fly weight. Or is that another Gabrielle Holloway who is Fly? So much for XFC’s iron contracts, I see XFC’s Kalindra Faria after the law suit talk about her fighting in WSOF now she is in KSW vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz for straw belt. Wish the law suits against the UFC were this nonsense.

  15. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Thanks for the reminder.

    It’s going to be a “wait and see” for 145 and 125.. depends on what the UFC does with them.

    Right now.. 145 isn’t even close.

    105-125 are fine.

    135 may get another 5 here soon.

  16. Aaron Jupp August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Sorry just saw the “pink vs Dandois” article link.
    Yes I am 100% sure as I know the athlete and her corner team (Miesha and brother) and that article is NOT ACCURATE. It was at 140 pounds.
    But I will find a counter article for you as I understand you will need online data support.🙏
    Thanks.

  17. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply
  18. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Well Coenen is at least a bit more respectable as #1. I’m surprised she didn’t go down to1 35 also, I guess better to be a big fish in a small pond.

  19. Aaron Jupp August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    145 wmma division.
    You’re missing Cindy Dandois her fight with Pink was at 140 so was a 145 fight!
    JUST FYI.

  20. David Street August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Marloes Coenen is loyal to her Golden Glory team which has long dispute with UFC (UFC states they will not work with them as they must be paid first then they will pay their fighters and UFC says it does not work that way) UFC has lost many fighters because of this.

    Invicta has yet to anounce the fighters in their new Lightweight division…Jozette Cotton, Veronica Rothenhausler, Felicia Spencer, Tweet says she will fight both Feather and Light weight, am hoping for Romy Ruyssen, Alexandra Buch,Randi Miller, Kayla Harrison (gold medal judo), Gabi Garcia (BJJ star), and crossing my finger that Amanda Lucas and Yana Kunitskaya will be back.

    Hope you post a list for this new weight class even though fighter are scarce.

  21. jason May 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm Reply
  22. aa. May 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Same issue I mentioned in the male bantamweight rankings, the upcoming Bellator card with Budd vs. Nogueira is coming up listed as Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup — seems like the problem is with that entire card

  23. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply
  24. aa. August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Same issue I mentioned in the male bantamweight rankings, the upcoming Bellator card with Budd vs. Nogueira is coming up listed as Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup — seems like the problem is with that entire card

  25. jason January 1, 2018 at 11:40 am Reply

    whoa.

  26. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    whoa.

  27. Aaron Jupp December 31, 2017 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Sorry just saw the “pink vs Dandois” article link.
    Yes I am 100% sure as I know the athlete and her corner team (Miesha and brother) and that article is NOT ACCURATE. It was at 140 pounds.
    But I will find a counter article for you as I understand you will need online data support.🙏
    Thanks.

  28. Aaron Jupp December 31, 2017 at 8:49 pm Reply

    This section is REALLY BADLY out if sync. Sorry guys /gals.

    You have no Dandois who is the no.1 ranked 155 pounder. For some reason she’s still in 135 division from 3 fights ago.

    Megan is above Reina even though untill this weekend Reina has never lost a fight?

    Germaine no.2 who isn’t at 145 she and Holly are 135ers. (Just because the UFC puts them in 1 match you move entire careers?)

    Pam is also a 135er who took 1 match at 145, so you shouldn’t remove her from her 135 standing??
    And no Gabi Garcia? Who is 4-0 who is not anything unbelievable but based on your OWN calculation explanations should land her in the top 10?

    Why are you not bothering to fix any of this? WMMARankings is accurate, sohaa Sherdog?

    Please fix for the fans. Thanks.

  29. jason May 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Thanks for the reminder.

    It’s going to be a “wait and see” for 145 and 125.. depends on what the UFC does with them.

    Right now.. 145 isn’t even close.

    105-125 are fine.

    135 may get another 5 here soon.

  30. Ro May 10, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply

    Do you plan on expanding the amount of women you have in the ranked list not only in the featherweights but across the women divisions?

  31. jason January 29, 2017 at 12:19 am Reply
  32. Aaron Jupp January 28, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply

    145 wmma division.
    You’re missing Cindy Dandois her fight with Pink was at 140 so was a 145 fight!
    JUST FYI.

  33. Richard Mann August 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Gabi Garcia putting the “over” in 140 lbs and over

  34. jason December 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I guess nobody noticed a dude made the rankings last time. LOL.

  35. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    I guess nobody noticed a dude made the rankings last time. LOL.

  36. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Incredibly weak division… two good fighters and some scrubs.

  37. jason February 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm Reply

    A Lightweight list would be even more scarce than this one… If it becomes more than a Super Heavyweight, but for women… I’d consider it.

  38. David Street February 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm Reply

    “Julia Budd Dominates Gabrielle Holloway At Bellator 133”. I thought I heard that Gabrielle kept losing so bad at Feather weight that she moved to XFC-i’s Fly weight. Or is that another Gabrielle Holloway who is Fly? So much for XFC’s iron contracts, I see XFC’s Kalindra Faria after the law suit talk about her fighting in WSOF now she is in KSW vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz for straw belt. Wish the law suits against the UFC were this nonsense.

  39. David Street January 27, 2015 at 2:33 am Reply

    Marloes Coenen is loyal to her Golden Glory team which has long dispute with UFC (UFC states they will not work with them as they must be paid first then they will pay their fighters and UFC says it does not work that way) UFC has lost many fighters because of this.

    Invicta has yet to anounce the fighters in their new Lightweight division…Jozette Cotton, Veronica Rothenhausler, Felicia Spencer, Tweet says she will fight both Feather and Light weight, am hoping for Romy Ruyssen, Alexandra Buch,Randi Miller, Kayla Harrison (gold medal judo), Gabi Garcia (BJJ star), and crossing my finger that Amanda Lucas and Yana Kunitskaya will be back.

    Hope you post a list for this new weight class even though fighter are scarce.

  40. oleg October 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Well Coenen is at least a bit more respectable as #1. I’m surprised she didn’t go down to1 35 also, I guess better to be a big fish in a small pond.

  41. jason October 20, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    Was actually considering reducing this to 10 fighters….

  42. oleg October 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    This division is dead in the water. Points-wise no one outside of Top 3 would even be ranked in any other division.

  43. oleg August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    This division is dead in the water. Points-wise no one outside of Top 3 would even be ranked in any other division.

  44. jason September 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm Reply

    The “real girl” you speak of is ranked at 135.

  45. mike r September 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm Reply

    A real girl beat that fake girl fallon fox and I don’t even see her name wtf????

  46. jason June 29, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    Dalziel being rated last week was a bug. She started out as a ‘male’ by accident.

  47. jason March 27, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    Sherdog DB doesn’t have weight info for bouts, only profile settings which are often wrong. Distinguishing between HW and “Super HW” is easily the toughest one to make.

  48. Chromium March 27, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    I have a suggestion for this division and also for HW: maybe we could have a symbol for people who fight above 146 in Women’s FW+, or above 266 at HW+? It’d be an interesting thing to keep track of I think, and the info should be directly processable from the Sherdog database.

  49. jason August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    Sherdog DB doesn’t have weight info for bouts, only profile settings which are often wrong. Distinguishing between HW and “Super HW” is easily the toughest one to make.

  50. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 2:35 am Reply

    I have a suggestion for this division and also for HW: maybe we could have a symbol for people who fight above 146 in Women’s FW+, or above 266 at HW+? It’d be an interesting thing to keep track of I think, and the info should be directly processable from the Sherdog database.

  51. oleg September 27, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply

    LOL

  52. A Man September 27, 2013 at 7:01 am Reply

    I believe there has been some form of mistake. You seem to have Fallon Fox ranked in the women’s divison.

  53. A Man August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    I believe there has been some form of mistake. You seem to have Fallon Fox ranked in the women’s divison.

  54. jason August 17, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    I think she’s at #23… but there are fractional points separating all fighters from #6 on down… this division is so weak, I’m considering reducing it back to a Top 10.

  55. Whiplashtv August 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Ashlee Evans-Smith could make the Top 20 if you ask me. She’s about to face Fallon Fox for the CFA title.

  56. Whiplashtv August 20, 2018 at 2:35 am Reply

    Ashlee Evans-Smith could make the Top 20 if you ask me. She’s about to face Fallon Fox for the CFA title.

  57. jason August 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Seems like this division loses a ranked fighter every week or two.

  58. ThonolansGhost May 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm Reply

    I’d be surprised if they didn’t add the women’s flyweights next (and probably before the end of 2014). I’m sure that some of the current bantamweights would prefer to go back down to flyweight (this includes some of the rumored names for the upcoming TUF show). The featherweight division just isn’t very deep and it could take the UFC a long time to add it.

  59. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    I’d be surprised if they didn’t add the women’s flyweights next (and probably before the end of 2014). I’m sure that some of the current bantamweights would prefer to go back down to flyweight (this includes some of the rumored names for the upcoming TUF show). The featherweight division just isn’t very deep and it could take the UFC a long time to add it.

  60. David Street May 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm Reply

    I think UFC will have Women’s Feather weight next, if Cyborg wins, they still have her under contract, plus a few of their Bantam weights can move up. UFC already takes from Fly weights to fill their Bantam weight, and the best Straw weights are snapped up in Bellator MMA so UFC can hold off on fighting for them, and Atom Weights are still too few.
    —————————
    Question KSW has a Women’s Championship 55 kg (121 lb)
    Karolina Kowalkiewicz VS. Marta Chojnoska KSW
    Gdansk, Poland June 8, 2013

    I see where Karolina is ranked but never heard of Marta where is she ranked in your list?

  61. David Street August 20, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    I think UFC will have Women’s Feather weight next, if Cyborg wins, they still have her under contract, plus a few of their Bantam weights can move up. UFC already takes from Fly weights to fill their Bantam weight, and the best Straw weights are snapped up in Bellator MMA so UFC can hold off on fighting for them, and Atom Weights are still too few.
    —————————
    Question KSW has a Women’s Championship 55 kg (121 lb)
    Karolina Kowalkiewicz VS. Marta Chojnoska KSW
    Gdansk, Poland June 8, 2013

    I see where Karolina is ranked but never heard of Marta where is she ranked in your list?

  62. Chromium April 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply

    This division is still in massive disarray and halfway just a feeder for Bantamweight… but good to see Invicta rehabbing it and keeping it a least slightly relevant. 145 is already a really low ceiling for women in a combat sport and 135 is crazy low, even if Ronda is (probably) the baddest woman on the planet.

    Should be interesting to see how things develop with all the talented prospects popping up lately.

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